I have a confession to make: every once in a while, I read message boards for the women who are due in December like me. I say confession because I'm probably snarking on most of the posts there. Some of them are so over the top: people do seem to think they are the first to have ever given birth. I am amazed by the demands people make of their spouses - no drinking in front of them, no eating deli meat in their presence, buy me a present - basically, treat me like a queen because I'm carrying your child.
I'm sorry, but I don't buy that. J has definitely been extra sweet to me, but I don't think he has to wait hand and foot on me simply because of my status. I don't expect him to cut back on working out because I have, nor will I deprive him of ordering a beer at dinner on a Friday night. He's not the one pregnant.
Anyway,one thing I have learned from the boards is that there seems to be a very big debate right now about pregnant women drinking. There was a post on this message board, and this article about a Danish study that found no consequence to babies born from mothers who consumed moderate amounts of alcohol during their pregnancy. Man, if you want to start a huge argument, bring up this topic. The comments are very, very interesting. I'm not planning to drink anything at all, but that's my preference. While I'm not going to lambaste a woman in her third trimester who is enjoying a tiny glass of wine, I also don't think I'd ever go to a restaurant visibly pregnant and order alcohol. Do you think the waiter was right to refuse to serve her?
This Week In A Nutshell:
Workouts - five! Ran four times for a total of 13 miles, plus Dance Trance.
Craving - cupcakes
Currently reading - Baby Bargains. Still. It's a huge book.
Gender - don't know, but I think it's a boy.
Fun - my co-worker offered to give me her old B.O.B. stroller so that when the baby is big enough, we can start running together!
PS - I'll upload pictures later. Forgot to take them this morning!